What Happened on September 8, 1968

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Arthur Ashe wins first Open era US title; beats Dutchman Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

1968 History

About September 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
  • UK #1 Song: Hey Jude - The Beatles